Bowen, Illinois

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Bowen, Illinois

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Bowen strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Bowen, Illinois

Comparing Bowen to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Bowen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 62316
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.233
Longitude -91.062

Bowen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station GOLDEN
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Bowen Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 535 100%
Male 255 47.7%
Female 280 52.3%
Under 18 163 30.5%
18+ 372 69.5%
65+ 89 16.6%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.12
White 534 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Bowen Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 508
Growth -27
Growth % -5%

Bowen Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.6%
US/American 17.6%
Irish 11.2%
English 10.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Italian 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Polish 2.1%
European 0.8%
Haitian 0.8%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bowen 535 $36,429
Augusta 657 $37,813
Basco 107 $58,125
Golden 629 $41,181
Loraine 363 $43,542
Plymouth 562 $30,139
West Point 195 $45,250
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